Southwestern Vegan Mac And Teese

May 2, 2011 by Keri

Last week, on a particularly less-than-perfect day, I received a nice little package from Chicago Soy Dairy with 2 flavors of their well-known vegan cheese, Teese, and a package of my favorite vegan marshmallows, Dandies. It’s amazing what a pick-me-up getting a package can be! As soon as I saw the tube of creamy cheddar sauce, I had a craving for a spicy macaroni and cheese. I got to work combining some of my favorite southwestern spices and came up with this quick and easy vegan macaroni and cheese recipe. Well actually, I used rotini, but rotini and cheese just doesn’t sound quite as catchy as macaroni and cheese, now does it?

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Southwestern Mac And Teese

  • 12 ounces macaroni, or pasta of your choice, cooked al dente
  • 1 tube Teese Creamy Cheddar Sauce
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a cast iron skillet, or heavy bottomed pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Combine green pepper, red pepper, onion, and garlic in the skillet and cook until peppers are just tender and onions are beginning to caramelize. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and fold in until well-combined.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

In a 2-quart casserole dish, gently but thoroughly stir together cooked pasta, seasoned vegetables, and Teese Creamy Cheddar Sauce. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until dish is warm throughout and the Teese is nice and gooey.

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Vegan Pasta Recipes


Vegan Pasta Recipes

Vegan Pasta Recipes

Vegan Pasta Recipes

This dish makes the kitchen smell so delicious while baking and it makes for awesome re-baked leftovers. Now to come up with something fun for my other flavor of Teese, mozzarella.

If you’ve tried Teese, what’s your favorite flavor? What are your favorite recipes using vegan cheese? Feel free to share a link!

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  1. Noelle says:

    This looks nice and creamy, but I am afraid I do not touch Teese anymore due to two bad experiences. I rather make my spicy cashew alfredo. Yours looks awesome though!

  2. Nancy says:

    Isn’t that cheese sauce amazing!? I bought it from Whole Foods a while back and can’t wait to get some more. So yummy…thanks for the new recipe. I just usually throw it on plain ol’ pasta with a bit of the cooking water added to make it more saucy.

  3. Mihl says:

    That sounds really wonderful! I wish we had access to Teese!

  4. vegmom says:

    I haven’t tried Teese yet, but man that dish looks tasty!!!

  5. Ideal Chef says:

    Sounds and looks like heaven!